Saturday, January 12, 2008

Newest Addition

Tonight I met our new baby girl. She is currently sleeping in the arms of her grandma and is just so beautiful. We have no idea what we will name her yet, but we'll get back to you all on that one. For now, here are the first pictures we have of our newest little one.

Sam and Kathy Utley. She was the birthmother's caseworker, and a family friend, who found us. Mother and daughter #2
Close up
I admit, I was so nervous before they came with the baby that I was light headed and felt sick. But as soon as I saw her, I was smitten. She reminds me a lot of Samantha when she was born -- both of them feel like a feather. And what was Samantha's reaction? So far so good. When they handed the baby over to me, everyone stood around and watched, including Samantha. While being held, she leaned over so she could get a good look at her new baby sister. I think they'll hit it off.

27 comments:

Jenae said...

Aahh! Congratulations you guys! I was so surprised to see that you got your little girl. That seemed fast, was it? When did you guys start the process? Sorry, all these questions from the social worker here. She is BEAUTIFUL!!! Can't wait to hear what you name her.

Erin said...

Wow Jen, She's so cute!!! What a fun addition. That's a short period of time to pick a name. Good luck! :)

Vanessa Swenson said...

So adorable! Look at all of that hair!! Congrats to all of you :D

launi said...

oh, she is lovely! i am so happy for you guys!

reggstyl said...

She is really beautiful. CONGRATULATIONS!! We love you!

Megan said...

That is so neat, I admire you so much. What a blessing to have a new baby in your family! She is very adorable! I'm not sure I ever told you that you really had a great influence on me-through your RS lessons and VT'ing. You're personality just shines, and you truly live the gospel to the fullest. Congrats on your special little one!

-Megan Muhlestein

maryirene allen said...

she is so beautiful. i am so happy for you and marcus and samantha. wish he could be there with you. you two look so good together. i can't wait to see a picture of the girls laying side by side. our prayers are with you and you four-some family now. hehe.

rachel said...

Jenny, I am so happy for you guys. How wonderful to have another child in your family. You are in our thoughts and prayers. She is beautiful and I love all of her hair.

Lant Family said...

Congratulations! She is so cute. Can't wait to meet her. She reminds me of Samantha with all that hair. We are so excited for you guys. Congratulations!

Justin and Amelia said...

Wow! She is beautiful! I love her hair! And SO tiny! Congratulations, we are SO So SO happy for you guys! Have fun with your twin girls! :)

Quinn said...

Congratulations you guys! We are so happy for you. What an adorable little girl.

Mike and Kris said...

She is darling!!! I am so happy for your family!! Have so much fun bonding with her!! You guys are so amazing and such a strength to me!! Thank you for your example and the chat we had friday night!! Congratulations!!!!

bostonroms said...

JEN!!! It is so incredible that one day there's nothing going on in the future as far as you know and the next you're on a plane to pick up your new baby girl! She's soooooo cute and I totally LOVE her hair. What are the chances our peanut will have hair like that??? Anyway, she's darling!! How big is she? She's looks so tiny! When do you go home? Do you need help with anything? I'm so jealous that you didn't have to go through labor to get such a cutie. If you miss it, you can go through mine for me in a couple months... :) Love you Jen. Congrats to you and Marcus and Samantha on such a fun wonderful darling addition to your family!

Scott and Valary Smith said...

Congratulations! She truly is beautiful. I claim dibs on babysitting.

Webster Groves Ward Book Club said...

I know that everyone has already said it, but she really is beautiful Jenny. I'm so happy for you. Em

nathanandjessica said...

What a sweet little girl! I love all that hair. Man, your kids get all that hair right off the bat, don't they? :) We're so happy for you guys! Love you! Let us know when we can meet her!

Courtney and Sam said...

She is so cute! That is so fun and exciting. We can't wait to meet her! Good luck picking out a name. Congratulations, we're so happy for you!!!!

Annie said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!! I couldn't be happier for you guys! What an answer to prayer!!!

Ashley said...

Jenny,
She is so cute, I'll have to make a special trip to Provo to see her when you get back!

Rob and Marseille said...

She is soo cute Jenny!!! Keep posting pictures as you take them!!

ryan, maren and leah said...

oh my word - congratulations you two. i am so happy for you! hopefully i can meet her when i come to utah in april. oh, she's just beautiful...two beautiful little girls. what a great family you are.

Lisa Michelle said...

Jenny! She is absolutely beautiful!! Congratulations on your new addition! We'd love to come by and meet her sometime. Please let me know if you need any help at all! And congrats again!!!!

Beth Schellhous said...

Congratulations... yeah! Awesome! This is so great! I am almost moved to tears... congratulations. How amazing things have worked out in incredible ways! Good luck with two little girls!

Scott and Natalie said...

She is beautiful! I can't even describe how happy I am for you three! I can't wait to hear what her name is going to be!

Cristine said...

Guys, we are so happy for you all! Hope all is going well, and if you have a spare moment send some more details.
Cristine, Cory and Brent

Jeremy said...

WOW!!! We are SO happy for you!! I can't even begin to imagine all of the emotions and busyness and life changes all at once!! You and Marcus are so incredible - what an inspiration to us all. Congrats on a beautiful baby girl! Enjoy!!!

Ariana said...

We can't even begin to tell you how excited we are for you. I don't know if I told you but I have a brother who has adopted 3 kids from LDS Family Services, two of them are half black. When I look at your picture. . . I WANT HER!!!! You guys are so lucky and blessed to have her in your life!

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